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Merch Informer – COVID-19 Update

Hello Merch Community, With the news dropping yesterday in the Merch Dashboard that they have suspended print operations in the USA due to COVID-19, we have decided to take action. Currently we know a few things. First, the USA print fulfillment centers are completely shut down while the EU print fulfillment centers remain open for the time being. Second, EU products remain available for sale but all Merch products on the US market are unavailable and some may be disappearing from search (as you may have started to notice). Third, publishing to Merch by Amazon has currently been suspended. There is no current way to upload your designs to live status nor is there a way to upload new products […]

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Single Upload Interface – List Your Designs On Hundreds Of Products Across Multiple Marketplaces

You have all heard the saying that ‘time is money’. There are only 24 hours in a day, and with the amount that we sleep and take care of other needs, chances are that you only have a set amount of time to work on your business per day. Let’s say maximum, you get 8 productive work hours per day and much less than that if you have a 9-5 job outside of Print on Demand. In those 8 hours that you are focusing on your Print on Demand Merch business, you have a LOT to cram in there. Research Design Creation Keywording/Optimization Listing Monitoring/Tweaking products Traffic Generation Some of these things take longer than others, notably, LISTING all of […]

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Merch Informer Designer Patterns Added – One Click Merch Patterns

One of the requests we have been receiving lately is adding an EASY way to create patterns in Merch Designs. Over the last year or so, we have been creating a lot of pattern designs especially for Popsockets that have been working INCREDIBLY well (few hundred sales a month). What bottle necked us though, was that to design these, we had to copy and paste the same layer over and over again and re position those layers so that everything looked right before we could download and upload the design to Merch by Amazon. For both of those reasons (requests and need to make this easier), today we have released an update to the Merch Informer designer to allow you […]

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How To Find Trending Phrases On Merch by Amazon – New Merch Informer Module

One of the hardest things to do when you are working on your Merch by Amazon business is find keywords and phrases that are getting in front of the right audience. Getting in front of the customers that are spending money already is difficult, but finding phrases where you are NOT competing against 10,000 other sellers is even more difficult. But…. What if it did not have to be? What if there was a way to find phrases that are just starting to take off and make sales, that you knew of before anyone else? It would be a lot easier to make designs that start making sales quickly right? Exactly! This is why we released a new module inside […]

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Merch Informer Trademark Protection Now Live On Etsy

Since Merch Informer launched the trademark protection plugin in September of 2018, it has saved tens of thousands of rejections on Merch by Amazon from our users. The fact of the matter is that there are LOTS of trademarks out there, many of them frivolous and they all pose a risk to your account. Going through the USPTO website is a pain, time consuming, and all around just not a fun time. You may end up using a word or phrase that is trademarked and you had NO idea. Well, the trademark extension put an end to that. Over the last few months we have started to get more and more requests for the trademark protection plugin to check listings […]

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Create Scaled Design Variations With The New Merch Informer Designer Update

Bulk designs on Merch by Amazon have been something that we have not talked much about. Sometimes they can do EXTREMELY well while other times they can just fill up your account with lots of shirts that come down and do not sell. However, if you have taken the time to do your research properly and know what niches a good design variation would do well in, then I have good news for you! Merch Informer just released a bulk design tool in the Merch Informer Designer! Previously, it would take a LONG time to go through and edit individual files to change out specific words in a design. Even if you were using Photoshop or Illustrator, this was a […]

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Pinterest Research Is The Most Underused Merch by Amazon Method

Ever since the very beginning of Merch by Amazon, doing the right research and making sure that you can gain search visibility for designs people ACTUALLY want to buy has been the differentiating factor between those who see success and those who don’t. As the Merch landscape has changed over the years, we have taken to expanding our research from just Amazon, to covering multiple platforms. If you can find niches where there is customer demand, there is social proof and people are active in that niche, and you can create something unique that will stand out, you will make sales. It really is as simple as that, but is so often overlooked. In the very beginning, we heavily used […]

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Social Hunter – New Merch Informer Update

One of the hardest parts about being a seller is making sure you can bring all the moving parts together to make sure that you are offering your customers exactly what they want. You need to first have amazing designs that resonate with your audience. After you have the design part completed, you still need to figure out how to get eyeballs on your product and use the right keywords to get the search traffic from the platform you are selling on. Merch Informer has just released the new Social Hunter module which will help you bring all the pieces together with the help of Etsy! The social hunter brings in Etsy search to show you the EXACT tags that […]

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Announcing New Software – Merch Locker

How many hours of your life have you wasted because you were looking for that specific design that your designer created for you, or that you had created 3 days previous but were not sure what folder you put it in? Perhaps you were trying to find a design because it was removed from Merch by Amazon and you want to put it back up… but you aren’t sure where you put the file/folder OR excel spreadsheet with your listing data? If you are anything like me, you are spending way too much time trying to figure out some form of organization for your Merch business and get crucial information of how many designs you have in a niche. THIS […]

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Introducing The Trademark Hunter – New Merch Informer Module

One of the biggest issues today in the Merch by Amazon space is the ability to monitor your listings for Trademarks. When you have just a few listings, it can be incredibly easy to go in every week and take a look at your listing data to make sure you are not infringing on any intellectual property of another person or business. When you start to fill out your slots though, this becomes more and more difficult. Often times, your listings will remain compliant for months if not years. Then… one day you get a take down notice from Amazon because something in your listing has become trademarked that wasn’t before! Merch Informer set out to fix this issue, and […]

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